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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 219

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TWENTY DOLLAR COIN WATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1179586, CASE NO. 2743283, REF. 803, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TWENTY DOLLAR COIN WATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1179586, CASE NO. 2743283, REF. 803, MANUFACTURED IN 1974
    With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, gyromax balance, champagne matte dial with baton numerals, circular case, all hinged within an 18k gold United States of America $20 coin, with the head of Lady Liberty to the cover and dated 1904, the bald eagle to the reverse, case, dial and movement signed
    35mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1974 and its subsequent sale on December 3rd, 1979.

    The present watch is one of approximately 20 examples of Patek Philippe coin watches known to the market. Patek Philippe produced coin watches between 1940 and 1980. They are known by both the reference number 802 and 803.

    For a similar example see Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe Pocket Watches, p. 165, pl. 117.